Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Buy Now $79.99
Standard view
Full view
of .
Save to My Library
Look up keyword or section
Like this
1Activity

Table Of Contents

An Introduction
TWO Sheen in an Age of Ideologies
THREE Peale in an Age of Anxiety
FOUR Graham in an Age of Heroes
FIVE Rhetorical Leadership in a Golden Age
Bibliography
Index
About the Author
P. 1
The Rhetorical Leadership of Fulton J. Sheen, Norman Vincent Peale, and Billy Graham in the Age of Extremes

The Rhetorical Leadership of Fulton J. Sheen, Norman Vincent Peale, and Billy Graham in the Age of Extremes

Ratings: (0)|Views: 54 |Likes:
Published by RowmanLittlefield
Fulton J. Sheen, Norman Vincent Peale, and Billy Graham were America’s most popular religious leaders during the mid-twentieth century period known as the golden years of the Age of Extremes. It was part of an era that encompassed polemic contrasts of good and evil on the world stage in political philosophies and international relations. The 1950s and early 1960s, in particular, were years of high anxiety, competing ideologies, and hero/villain mania in America. Sheen was the voice of reason who spoke against those conflicting ideologies which were hostile to religious faith and democracy; Peale preached the gospel of reassurance, self-assurance, and success despite ominous global threats; and Graham was the heroic model of faith whose message of conversion provided Americans an identity and direction opposite to atheistic communism. This study looks at how and why their rhetorical leadership, both separately and together, contributed to the climate of an extreme era and influenced a national religious revival.
Fulton J. Sheen, Norman Vincent Peale, and Billy Graham were America’s most popular religious leaders during the mid-twentieth century period known as the golden years of the Age of Extremes. It was part of an era that encompassed polemic contrasts of good and evil on the world stage in political philosophies and international relations. The 1950s and early 1960s, in particular, were years of high anxiety, competing ideologies, and hero/villain mania in America. Sheen was the voice of reason who spoke against those conflicting ideologies which were hostile to religious faith and democracy; Peale preached the gospel of reassurance, self-assurance, and success despite ominous global threats; and Graham was the heroic model of faith whose message of conversion provided Americans an identity and direction opposite to atheistic communism. This study looks at how and why their rhetorical leadership, both separately and together, contributed to the climate of an extreme era and influenced a national religious revival.

More info:

Publish date: Jan 1, 2013
Added to Scribd: Jul 19, 2013
Copyright:Traditional Copyright: All rights reservedISBN:9780739174319
List Price: $79.99 Buy Now

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
Buy the full version from:Amazon
See more
See less

07/22/2014

171

9780739174319

$79.99

USD

You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 7 to 28 are not shown in this preview.
You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 35 to 54 are not shown in this preview.
You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 61 to 116 are not shown in this preview.
You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 123 to 163 are not shown in this preview.
You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 170 to 171 are not shown in this preview.

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->